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Transparent Windows (Stage) With Java FX 2

To make the main Java FX window completely transparent, you only have to set the StageStyle.TRANSPARENT and the Scene#setFill(null):

import javafx.application.Application;
import javafx.scene.Scene;
import javafx.scene.layout.VBox;
import javafx.scene.text.Font;
import javafx.scene.text.Text;
import javafx.stage.Stage;
import javafx.stage.StageStyle;

public class TransparentStage extends Application {

    public void start(Stage stage) {
        Text text = new Text("Transparent!");
        text.setFont(new Font(40));
        VBox box = new VBox();
        final Scene scene = new Scene(box,300, 250);

    public static void main(String[] args) {

Checkout the TransparentStage sample (source code).

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this post was very useful.
I didnt find anything in Oracles Doc about how to make a transparent stage..

thanks you!

Posted by Americo Hernandez on December 19, 2012 at 08:41 PM CET #

thanks :)

Posted by Sahil on June 07, 2014 at 12:11 AM CEST #

Thanks, very usefull.

Posted by faez jana on February 12, 2015 at 08:24 AM CET #

Hello Adam,

thanks for your contribution to the community. Can you tell me if there is a way to use the TRANSPARENT mode and have a decorated window with the exit buttons and the possibility to move the window.

Many Thanks


Posted by Tommy Ziegler on July 01, 2015 at 11:22 PM CEST #

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